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    December 18, 2012
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>> good morning. i am heather childers. >> i am patti ann browne. it is tuesday december 18th. thank you for watching "fox &
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friends first". >> another emotional day in newtown where two more funerals will be held today for the young victims of the sandy hook tragedy. >> one is for 6-year-old james mat. >> the other is for 6-year-old jessica rekos. she loved horses and befrg her brothers. >> sthey will head back to clas for the first time as police find out more about what led to the shooting. good morning. >> good morning, patti ann. we were standing up the street outside of the firehouse that is next to sandy hook elementary school. it is the same firehouse where students on friday sought refuge from the killer in their classroom. we saw moving trucks that were taking furniture and artwork
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from sandy hook over to chalk hill elementary school in nearby monroe. it is where the students of sandy hook are going to go back to school when it is finally time. threes no date left but the idea is to try to make the transition harsh.e of the shell shocked >> the sandy hook school furniture will be moved down so it will be age and height appropriate. the healing and back to normalcy feeling that will hopefully come from it. as per the latest on the investigation authorities revealed yesterday two surviving adults are recovering from gun shot wounds to their lower extremities. we knew they were recovering from gun shot wounds we didn't know where the wounds from. we know they are somewhere in the lower extremities. they are not only recovering but
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they are talking to authorities giving them the story helping them piece together what happened inside the elementary school on friday. we are hearing more about the shooter adam lanza and his mother nancy from their friends. >> she has been described as some sort of gun enthusiasts, gun survivalist and things that i have heard. that's not the nancy i know. >> if nancy was with us still the devastation she would have of what her own child did to these other, these little babies, i can't really talk about the babies. >> there are a lot of things here in newtown, christmas decorations that were put up before friday's mass murderers of the street. they are also here but it seems like it is really hard for folks in this area to get into the spirit of the holidays.
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christmas one week from today when for example the christmas tree behind me is surrounded by tributes to the 26 people who died in the elementary school about a quarter mile away. >> family friends and residents of new town connecticut saying their final farewells and two of the school shooting victims laid to rest wednesday. >> white balloons lining the block outside of one funeral home in fairfield connecticut. a bim boll of purity a tribute of a life being remembered inside the funeral home. the youngest victim 6-year-old noah pozner who liked animals video and mexican food. he used to tell people he worked in a taco factory. >> he was a pure innocent child the promise of life ahead of him who brought joy to his family
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and to his community and will be sorely missed. as his older brother said he could have been anything. >> he leaves behind two siblings interesting his sister who he considers his best friend. >> 6-year-old jack pinto was a huge sports fan. he just joined the community wrest {suffixñ]li wrestling team. they buried him in his new york giant player victor cruz. >> the college roommate of teacher victoria soto will always remember her best friend's amazing sacrifice. soto used her body to shield the first graders from the gunman. >> she loved her job and she loved them. i was not at all surprised that she would do this that she would protect them and give her life to save theirs. heartbreaking but i knew that's
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what she would do. these kids were her life. >> soto will be laid to rest tomorrow. another tough day many more to come. thank you so much, ainsley. it is time now for your 5@5:00. the top five making news at this hour. he represented hawaii from the time it became a state in 1959. the nation now mourning the loss of democratic senator daniel in inouye. >> he rarely called attention to himself. but to lived a remarkable life filled with dignity and grace of the true hero he was.
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>> pro-tem inawdiana n-- inouyes 88 years old. >> the benghazi terror attack is in the hands of secretary of state hillary clinton. it could reveal myth or ignore warning signs before the attack which left four americans dead. the leaders will brief lawmaker rs tomorrow. clinton no longer testifying before congress this week after concussions. john bolton says clinton still must testify. >> when you don't want to go to a meeting or conference or event you have a diplomatic illness. this is a diplomatic illness to beat the band. she may be testiat testifying t week but she is not going to escape this forever. >> the state department says clinton suffered a concussion after fainting. >> she is the right u.s. senator
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for her state and her country. south carolina governor nikki haley picking tim scott to replace outgoing senator jim demint. scott vowing to continue focusing on our country's soaring debt. >> no matter how much we increase taxes it will not have a dint on the deficit. for us to close the gap we are going to have to have a serious discussion about spending reform. scott will become the fist black senator from line gnaw. he will have to run again for 2014. >> he will be home for christmas. former president george h.w. bush expected to be released from the hospital in the next week. the 41st president is being treated for a bronchitis related cough. he has been in the hospital since november 23rdrd.
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but doctors say he is continuing to make progress. one of our nation's wounded warriors will be having an extra special christmas this year. he will finally be able to walk on his own again. last christmas day corporal was hit with an i eastbounding d and lost one of his legs. this year he's learning to use his brand new prosthetic leg. a year after you get injured or whatever happens and that's really the way it is on christmas the date i got injured. >> his biggest challenge is keeping up with his 1-year-old son. that's your 5@5:00. we may be inching, maybe, towards a bill to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. both sides say progress is being made and the president may be making some confessions. kel rewright live in washington with more on what that may be. >> speaker of the house john
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boehner met with the president on monday. the two discussed what they can do to avoid the fiscal cliff. mr. fwhier p by another put th before the president. in a counteroffer the president proposed to raise taxes on those making 400,000 a year. >> in order to achieve a broad deficit reduction package that puts our economy on a sustainable fiscal path in the future a certain level of revenue cleaned from the wealthy has to be met. the only way to do that was through -- in part rates rising. >> a rough outline of the deal calls for 1 trillion in cuts, one trillion in revenue, immediate down payment and legislative process through next year.
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in the previous meeting the two sides remain pfar apart on agreement. now they appear to be some what closer to a deal. president obama proposed some of the demands on spending cuts on entitlement program such as curtailing future inflation adjust ams for future recipients of social security. michael steele says any movement away from the unrealistic offer the president has made previously is a step in the right direction. proposal that includes 1.2 trillion in revenue for only 930 billion in spending cuts cannot be considered balanced. we have to reach an agreement that is truly balanced and began to small or spending problem. they have two weeks to get a deal before the automatic cuts go into effect. harry reid says it appears the senate may be coming back the day after christmas to deal with
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averting the fiscal cliff. >> we are all eyeing that clock right there beside. you thank you very much, kelly. >> it is time for your first degree weather update with maria molina. maria, things warming up a little bit today? >> patti ann and heather good to see you. we are going to be seeing temperatures above average across portions of the country. cool side in dallas 41 degrees out there 44 kansas city. as we continue our track northward little on the chilly side minneapolis 23 degrees 45 in new york city. new york city we had to deal with a lot of heavy rain last night and through out the overnight hours. the worst of it has moved northward. we have heavier rain across new england. high temperature in new york city sunshine 51 degrees. 70s widespread. upper 70s across the state of texas above average here's a quick shot of the rainfall over new england northern parts of
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maine could pick up more than 6 inches of snow in some of the higher elevations. >> in time for christmas. >> white christmas. >> and the time right now 12 after the hour. still to come in a few days millions of people will hit the roads for the holidays and they may be getting an early christmas present. >> this mother of two walking out of the hospital as a medical miracle. she received not one, not two, but three organ transplants. and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
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mattioli. >> 15 after the hour. the man accused of killing two police officers in topeka kansas has died. after a two-hour long standoff they used tear gas to get him out of the home. when he ran out he was carrying a gun and he was shot. it's not known if he fired any shots.
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an ohio killer who argued he was too fat to be put to death will now spend the rest of his life in prison without parole. ronald post was granted clemency not for his weight but because he had poor legal representation. he was convicted of killing a hotel clerk in 1963. >> now to stories you can bank on this morning after only a year at the top general motors losing it's title as the world's largest auto maker to toyota. we turn to lauren simonetti from the fox business network. >> they are set to reclaim the status as the world's largest auto maker. it will lost that title last year after the tsunami in japan. general motors may not move to second place maybe into third place because vogues wagon sales are on fire. it will take the top spot by the
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year 2018 inch all they are headed for a record sales year. sale also top 80 million through out year. >> low gas prices. >> this is the lowest of the year at this point. it is great news for the drivers expected to hit the road this weekend. combas prices $3.34 a gallon. what is more it will be less if we fall off the fiscal cliff. >> the scanners you have to go through at the airport we made a good connection. >> they will go through the advanced airport record machine. they ott noble require an independent study of the x-ray scanner but also let travelers know they have other screening
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options. pregnant women are more sensitive to the radiation exposure. >> lauren simonetti as always we appreciate it. >> the time is 18 after the top of the hour. coming up next on the rundown for you key obama care regulations about to go in place without the normal 60 day comment period. is the administration trying to quietly fast track some of these items? then fly to go the holiday destination you better pack the hand san tires. a look at some of the germ hot spots and on board the plane. .. and along with it, more identity theft. by the time this holiday season is over, an estimated 1.2 million identities may be stolen. every time you pull out your wallet, shop online or hit the
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>> welcome back. it is 22 after the top of the hour. 22 members of pie cap paw alpha facing hazing charges after a pledge died last month in their fraternity house. his blood alcohol level was about 5 times the legal limit for driving. this 38-year-old survived a triple organ transplant for her heart, liver and kidney. there has only been 6 performed in the past four years. she will be on fox and friends to share her incredible story. >> if you are traveling during the holidays you won't be alone according to triple a. 93 million americans will be at
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home. dr. is from winthrop university hospital. as a checkpoint people take off shoes not wearing socks. >> the problem with airports is you have many people particularly on airplanes in a small area. in 2007 they found these are washed as often as -- as little as every 30-days. >> this was published in the wall street journal in 2007 this is before they were washing plain kets and putting them inside. it is a concern for some airlines that still don't wash their blankets. >> the bill lows you should p-- pillows you should put a sweatshirt or something over it. >> latches on over head bins. germ hot spots. >> the studies tv screens, but
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particularly the last on over head bins making friends that have norovirus these are key areas that they are looking at all of the time. >> wipe it down. vl antibacterial. >> that's right. the key is to a healthy immune system. poor diet lack of sleep will effect the immune system. take water on the plain we know dehydration will effect you. an ingredient that can fix your system. get a flu shot before you travel. >> you can do other things to wipe down the surfaces and protect your girls. the air is recirculated.
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>> you can say stay well hydrated before you get on the plane. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> and the time right now 25 minutes after the hour. still to come a group of parents threatening to sue over this song. ♪ >> they say this and other christmas carols are bullying. plus the easy bake oven about to get a make-over with one little girl who took on a big company and won. how does it work? you just he to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy
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>> welcome back to "fox & friends first". i am patti ann browne. >> i am heather childers. it is a second day of good-byes in newtown today as two more young victims of the sandy hook tragedy are laid to rest. >> one is for 6-year-old james mattioli called jay. he loved recess and math. they called him their numbers guy. jessica rekos who loved everything about horses and playing with her little brother.
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>> students at other newtown schools will head back to class for the first time as they learn more about what led to the shooting. peter dosy jo peter doocy joins us live. >> last night moving trucks complete with their own police he is courts were taking furniture out of the sandy hook elementary school. they were driving down past the firehouse which is where students were lucky enough to get out. including some 26 christmas trees to the fallen students. they were taking that furniture to nearby chalk hills middle school an unoccupied school building in monroe. it is unoccupied because of low enrollment. that is the building where sandy hook students will go back to class when the students decide
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it is the right time. the reason they are bringing all of that furniture and artwork from the school which is the site from a terrible crime is when classes start again the transition won't be as agracive. >> the sandy hook studio will be down because of waij height and age appropriate. it is an enormous process. the healing and back to normalcy feeling that will come from it hopefully is worth every effort. as for the latest in the investigation we learn that the two adults who survived the shooting have gun shot wounds to their lower extremities. we also learn that authorities have no contact with adam lanza the murderer before friday. if he had some kind of a criminal background the authorities did not know about it they still did not know about it. at least they have not told us
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they do. he polluted the education went above and beyond the call of duty for his students. >> thohe gave their lives so ots could live. there are those teachers in a calm quick thinking action saved many lives they are heros also. i was walking around to see what was going on. there are many dozens of people coming to lay flowers or leave stuffed animals at one of the makeshift memorials like one at the christmas tree. it's a christmas tree beautifully decorated you know on the calendar next week is christmas but really you don't get a sense walking through a town that has been so devastated with many people coming to pay their respects basically coming and walking around in complete silence you don't get a sense that people are having an easy
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time coming into the spirit and you wonder if they will. >> live faply and friends saying their final farewell. two of the shooting victims are laid to rest. white balloons lining the block outside of one funeral home. a tribute of the life being remembered inside. the youngest victim 6-year-old noah pozner who was remembered as a boy who liked animals video and mexican food. he used to tell people he worked in a taco factory. >> he was celebrated as a pure, innocent child like the promise of life ahead of him who brought joy to his family and to his community and will be sorely missed and as his older brother said he could have been anything as he would have grown older. >> noah leaves behind twour siblings including a twin sister
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who he considered his best friend. she did survive that shooting. >> a few miles away another funeral took place. 6-year-old jack pinto was a huge sports fan who just joined a wrestling team. he was buried in cruz' jersey. cruz honored the little boy by wearing his name on his cleats. victoria soto's friends will always remember her amazing sacrifice. soto used her body to shield the first graders from the gunmen. >> she loved her job and loved them i am not at all surprised she would do this protect them and give her life to save theirs. i knew that's what she would do. these kids were her life. >> soto will be laid to rest tomorrow. patti ann, back to you.
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>> now for your 5@5:30. the top five stories making news at this hour. it has been an ongoing investigation for nearly a year. who leaked classified information for the movie about the hunt for osama bin laden. >> osama bin laden. (inaudible) >> there may be answers about the movie dark 30. reports say mieblg vishings the under secretary of defense for intelligence gave the restricted info to film americas. the justice department received the case but has declined to prosecute. vickers has been mentioned as the next candidate to be the next cia director. >> we are seeing the first photo of a marine who has been locked up four months ago. he was seen with chains around
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his ankles. it was sent to his family. he was arrested trying to declare an antique shot gun at the border. he was carrying what officials say was an illegal weapon. his mom will be on fox and friends at 8:20 eastern this morning. americans for limited government and other watch dog groups are outraged over regulations that do not meet comment period. 60 days are the minimum that three of the regulations have a 30-day comment period and one 24 days. the regulations are being buried during the holidays in a time when lawmakers are focused on that fiscal cliff. >> does this song sound like a form of bully to go you?
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>> a group of parents in montana argue that they are outraged over the christmas carols being sung at a recent school concert and are threatening to sue the district unless yoi to the world is replaced with frosty the snowman. they claim songs that refer to the lord are unfair and unconstitutional. >> a new jersey team campaigning for an easy bake oven for boys is getting her wish after meeting with 13-year-old mek kenna post monday hasbro has made a gender neutral black and silver model next year. post started the campaign so she could buy one for her little brother. her on l received 44,000 signatures and support of bobby flay. >> good idea. >> that is your 5@5:30. >> it may be baby steps but democrats and republicans are
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both signaling progress and talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. doug luzader has more on this. good morning guys. these two guys may be moving closer to one another on a deal nor massive tax hikes. he is telling fellow republicans he is not giving away too much in the process. we saw the speaker return to the capital after another negotiating session from the white house. he didn't look all that pleased. it was a tax hike on those making 200,000 a year. it is up from the 250,000 he was seeking. parameters of the potential agreement are clear. it is also the case that we have not seen a proposal besides the president's that achieves the
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balance that the president insists be part of the deal. >> the president could also win a huge hike in the nation's debt ceiling. authority to run up the credit card almost unchecked for the next two years. that's what he wants. john boehner's house today will be to try to sell this compromised position to the republicans in the house. >> we are never going to get a perfect deal but i am confident john will bet the best dealing consistent with republicans. >> not everybody believes that. they will give in on cost of living increases for social segment recipients. payroll deductions would probably go away so it would be a tax hike on the middle class. >> doug luzader in washington, thank you. >> now it is time to get the
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first degree weather update with maria molina. talking about a warm-up possibly. >> right. good morning everyone. if you live out west temperatures are going to be low average for this time of the year. you are see ago bit of a cool down and a frontal system moving in showers widespread from washington to california. accumulations over a foot in spots. you could see anywhere between 6, 12 inches of snow across higher elevations. the rainfall is done in new york city so we will be drying things out. it will be a little breezy out there keep that in mind possible travel delays but the next winter storm we are expecting today across parts of the central rockies and eventually in the plains could be the first winter storm of the season wednesday night and also
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thursday morning. >> not looking forward to that. maria molina, thanks. >> oo it is time now to entertain this. christopher cheney has been sentenced to ten years behind bars for hacking into computers of scarlet johansson and others on-line. when the ball drops in new york stays times square there will be 288 crystal panels on it. there will be doves chiselled in with a theme let there be peace. >> tribute during the opening of the voice. ♪ >> coaches and contestants holding cards of the names of each of the victims in the school shooting. >> that definitely brought tears to your eyes last night.
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>> time for the tarting lineup four top sports stories. now just a memory. the titans beat the jets 14-10 to eliminate them from contention. and number 10 is number one. robert griffin the third setting a single season record for jersey sales. the nfl said more people brought rg 3's jersey than any other player from the internet score. yukon playing tribute to the school shooting. the huskies held a moment of center lines before the first game since the shooting. women as basketball coach ariema and his wife donating 80,000 dollars. >> the time now is 43 minutes after the hour. supposed to help rebuild after super storm sandy the money they
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were supposed to get going to other places. >> they are adding millions of dollars but people in the northeast might never
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>> an emergency senate bill. hurricane sandy is packed with pork. here to explain is diane macedo. >> hi patti ann. they gandhi baiting the $64 billion bill which aims to repair damage from sandy and help protect from future storms. in response to president obama's request for 32 million to repair from the amtrak rail system it will be more than 10 ford to
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$346 million to cover operating costs. 53 million for fishery disasters. hopefully it will help with shin hook salmon. money in the bill could be used to clean up debris on the coast that rippled over from the 2001 tsunami in japan. nearly 9 million for the department adjusted and homeland security. the senate bill bypassed the committee process and is going straight to the floor where harry reid says he hope to do speed the bill through the chamber quickly but in the house they are crap belling with the size of the bill and the fact that they haven't found a way to offset the cost. we will keep you posted. >> diane macedo fox business network. >> we will have more coming up on fox and friends.
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the time 48 after the hour. next on "the rundown"" one woman in pittsburgh. this is a cool story. she gets a gift from a complete traininger inspired the newtown tragedy. >> only a week left before christmas but there are plenty of ways to save on your shopping. andrea warick is up next with tips. >> now let's check with brian kilmeade on fox and friends. >> any one shopping for me do not cut corners. >> mia love is here live in the studio talking about the elevation of tim scott and so much more about her political career as well as the republican party. also the role of mental illness when stopping the next attack from happening as well as a big push for guns. a meeting for the first time in five days could a deal all be
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>> welcome back. a recent rasmussen poll shows 49 percent have finished their shopping and whopping 32 percent haven't started. that doesn't mean you can't still get a good deal. andrea warren is here to fill us in. free shipping day was yesterday but if you missed it there's still hope. >> there are retarryls that are extending the ground shipping deals through the rest of the week. banana republic has a deadline set for tomorrow. nordstroms set for december 21st. you can still shop on-line and get the gift in time. you have to make sure you review the deadlines to make sure it
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doesn't get late go to free shipping.com a window will pop up that shows shipping in time for the holidays or free shipping.org and find the discounted free shipping rush shipping coupon posts to help save on that. >> preshipping.org for coupons. >> some retarryl offering free overnight to still make the extra revenue for the holidays. >> in comparison shopping comparison shopping. >> amazon fluctuated pricing on a microwave four times in 9 days. it will alert you for the search in price drop. >> they will let you know when it has dropped. >> clear cookies.
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>> they store your browsing history and your other data that your computer sends. retailers will often times pinpoint different price points based on your browsing history. sometimes they will offer deals to first time visitors. if you clear your cookies you may trick them and get a better deal. >> abonn done your cart. >> abandon your cart you will get an e-mail to incentivize you to get back. some are offering coupon posts to get you to go back and make that final purchase. it is not something widespread but give it a go. >> if you take a screen shot of the page you can e-mail that to a customer service rep who may be able to adjust the price on the product. some retarryls target and best buy will even price match after
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the purchase. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for having me. >> the time 55 after the top of the hour. an inspirational song another one of the good deeds coming out of the tragedy. ♪
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♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids,
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children laughing ] move to the country, d live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. ♪ out of the tragedy in newtown come stories of kindness. children are smiling again tharchings to the golden retrievers. the dogs were sent by a lutheran church in illinois to offer comfort during difficult times. >> a pennsylvania woman was recipient of a random act of confidence. someone left a card with $10 in memory of the children that died

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